Crash claims victim on West Coast Rod

Young father succumbs to injuries in vehicle crash

  • Oct. 30, 2013 6:00 a.m.

At 9:30 p.m. on Monday night, October 28, the Sooke RCMP, BC Ambulance Service paramedics and local fire crews from Otter Point and Sooke responded to a single vehicle crash in the 8700 block of West Coast Road (Hwy. 14).

Despite the efforts of emergency crews at the scene, the 29-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the 2006 Toyota Corolla, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation by the Sooke RCMP, South Island Traffic Services, RCMP Traffic Analyst/Reconstructionist, and the BC Coroners Service.

Preliminary information indicates that the road surface was dry at the time, and the weather was clear. West Coast Road was closed for several hours as police conducted their investigation. The road was opened again at 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

The Sooke Fire Department offered mutual aid to the first responder which was the Otter Point Fire Department. Sorensen said the accident occurred close to Gordon’s Beach and the vehicle went off the road and crashed into a tree. He stated there were many witnesses and people on the scene.

Any witnesses to this crash who have not yet spoken to police, are asked to contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241.

The identity of the deceased will be released at a future date by the BC Coroners Service

Just Posted

Man arrested in Colwood sentenced for trafficking fentanyl

The man was arrested in February and has been sentenced to three years imprisonment

West Shore youth looking to give back this Christmas

Chase Doucette will hand out bags of warm apparel to the homeless

Local leaders of all ages honoured at National Philanthropy Day event

Awards in six categories given to Victoria residents who are leaders in giving back

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

REPLAY: B.C’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

Trump says report on Khashoggi death expected in a few days

Jamal Khashoggi was a columnist for The Washington Post who was slain Oct. 2 inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

CUPW requests mediator as deadline for Canada Post offer expires without deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in Saturday night with a last-minute plea to the two sides

Trudeau says he won’t negotiate in public on future of LGBTQ rights in USMCA

Legislators urged Trump not to sign the agreement unless the language was removed.

Search for contaminant continues at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Island company ‘blown away’ by support after E. coli recall of Qualicum Spice cheese

Price makes 36 saves as Habs edge Canucks 3-2

Late goal lifts Montreal past Vancouver

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Most Read